The mission of AUA is to jointly address regional and global challenges, specifically related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development, by strengthening collaboration among member institutions. AUA acknowledges and promotes shared identity and values in working towards this mission.

AUA will increase the accessibility of educational resources among member institutions in an effort to cultivate future leading talents.

AUA will serve as a platform for an innovative collaboration ecosystem between academia, government, and industry.

AUA will enhance existing ties and facilitate new links among member institutions and foster a multicultural learning environment, specifically through increased educational and research and exchanges.